July 2013 | Table of Contents

July 2013COLUMNS
Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Barre Basics By David Arce
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Muscle Memory By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Joy of Teaching By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Bombershays and Counter-Rhythms By Gregg Russell
A Better You | Sniffles & Sneezes By Suzanne Martin, PT, DPT
When to push them and when to stay home.
EditorSpeak By Karen White and Lisa Okuhn
FYI What’s Up In the dance community
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Classroom Connection By Misty Lown and Nina Koch
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Mail Words from our readers
Mindful Marketing | Blogging Basics By Megan Donahue
Teacher in the Spotlight | Michelle Freiburger Nicholson
Teachers who make a difference  
Thinking Out Loud | Shut It Down? Think Again. By Lori Weil

FEATURES
Ballet Scene | Bringing in the Boys By Joseph Carman
From ballroom to hip-hop to ballet, Manatee School for the Arts knows how to draw young men.
Bright Biz Idea | No Money, Many Hands By Julie Holt Lucia
How volunteers helped a studio grow.
Business Owner’s Toolkit By Lisa Okuhn
Part 1: Practical solutions to everyday problems.
Collective Mentality By Julia Holt Lucia
Group-run schools take a different approach to running a business.
Nonprofit Nuts and Bolts By Karen White
What it takes to change your school’s financial status.
Nutcracker Variation By Mary Ellen Hunt
New England Ballet and special-needs kids put on a show to remember.
Tempting Twists on Tradition By Julia Holt Lucia, Larry Sousa, Holly Derville-Teer, Diane Gudat, Misty Lown
Five choreographers cook up a holiday show with must-use ingredients.
The Company Route By Holly Derville-Teer
3 teachers, 3 companies, 3 goals.
The Fine Art of Finding Money By Julie Kanter
Everything you need to know to get a grant.

Dance Studio Life, a magazine with a back-to-basics approach, is a division of the Rhee Gold Company, whose mission is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching. Dance Studio Life understands the soul of the teaching field.